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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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10-12% Mixed Fermentation Ale Brewed in Spruce Serve at 55 degrees SAHATI is our interpretation of traditional Finnish sahti. Starting with a 200-year old Engelmann spruce tree felled on brewery property, we created our own kuurna (an ancient Scandinavian lauter tun) to separate the wort from the grain during brewing. The bottom of the kuurna is layered with spruce branches; the needles act as a natural filter and impart resinous oils into the wort. The hollowed-out trunk of the tree also contributes spruce essence and structure from the raw wood. The beer is made of barley & rye malts along with a sparing addition of Goschie Farms Cascade hops and is brewed just a few times per year.
 SAHATI is in many ways the very definition of The Ale Apothecary, where complex flavors arrive from the very methods used for production…the result is the process impacts the flavor profile at least as much as the ingredients themselves. Batch Mar 08 2018: 9.29% ABV Wild Fermentation Ale Brewed with Spruce Needles & Honey, Aged in Wine Barrels. Our spectacle ale, inspired by traditional Finnish Sahati but brewed with typical American disregard for such things. Mashed overnight in an oak vat, Sahati is made of Mecca Grade Vanora and Rimrock rye malts, aged Goschie Farms Cascade hops, water from our Skyliner aquifer, and microbes & spruce boughs from our surrounding forest. Open fermentation occurs in wooden vats prior to aging in Oregon pinot noir barrels from Domaine Drouhin. Over a year later, Sahati is transferred to a large barrel with fresh spruce boughs prior to bottle fermentation with Oregon honey. Bottles are aged 6 months minimum in our cellar prior to release.

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3.3
DSG (21318) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2021 Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav's place. Cloudy orange. Spruce, oak, wine, honey, vinegar, sour, spicy and herbal, acidic, medium-bodied.

3.7
zvsn (5748) - ISRAEL - FEB 11, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2021 Bottle at a tasting. 7/11/2019 ed. Hazy amber color. Aroma of piney needles, spruce, honey. Sour, spicy, herbal, wood, spruce, lemon, apricot, resinous, piney, honey notes. Medium-bodied. Interesting.

4.6
Gwilbreuf (248) - FRANCE - JAN 23, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2021 Une dinguerie. Le nez dégage tout de suite quelque chose de très floral. La bouche est fabuleuse, résineuse, florale avec toutes les saveurs de l'épicéa qui enrobent le palais. Il y a un côté un peu sève qui apporte du corps et de la structure. C'est infiniment complexe, magique.

3.6
Parmenion777 (1080) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2021 375ml bottle – Pours an almost clear dark reddish amber colour with a tiny off-white head that settled to a thin film. Aroma is tart fruit, berries with notes of honey and spruce. An initial sharp tart taste, quite a lot of flavours follow, sweet honey, spruce, tart fruit, berries and vinegary flavours with a dry sour finish. It’s not Finnish so not Sahti but an interesting sour all the same.

4.3
vcsa (295) - - NOV 11, 2020
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2020 Appearance: Pours clear deep amber. Creamy off-white head, no lacing. 外观:深琥珀色,清澈。细腻的米白色泡沫,无挂杯。 4/5 Aroma: Cherry, raspberry, apricot, orange peel, honey, pine needles, rosin, floral and vinegar, with slight cheesy hints. 气味:樱桃、树莓、杏、橙皮、蜂蜜、松针、松脂、花香和香醋,伴随着轻微的奶酪香。 9/1 Juicy tart red berries, vinegar and sweet malt with pronounced hints of spruce and pine needle. Moderate sweetness with austere but not edgy acidity. Tart finish with red forest fruits and sweet aftertaste. 味道:多汁的红色莓果、香醋和甜麦芽,伴随着明显的杉木和松针。适中的甜度伴随着 Medium bodied, slight oily texture, soft carbonated. 口感:中等酒体,稍有油润感,杀口感柔和。 4/5 Overall: This is batch 7/1/2017, bottled 11/8/2018. Similar to Ralph, this is spruce forward, red berries dominated and vinous. 类似Ralph,杉木味道突出,红色浆果主导,像葡萄酒。 17/20

3.7
mansquito (11803) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2020 Bottle at share: pours brownish with fizzy head. Aroma is loads of spruce. Aroma is winy, loads of spruce. Taste is very acidic, spruce is not as well represented, but does make a nice appearance in the finish. Nice taste, but too acidic for me. Does not seem very similar to the real deal.

4.2
explosivedog (6378) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2020 Bottle, at share, thanks to me. Pours red. Forest floor, spruce needles, walking through a forest, raspberry, pear, barrel, sharp. Medium body. Really good.

3.4
BeardedAvenger (4338) - New Haw, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2020 Sahati Bottle ordered from Ghost Whale, Putney. Aroma of fruit, berries, honey and spice with a vinous edge. Opaque amber. Thin creamy off-white head, retreats to the rim. Ooph. That was far tarter than I was expecting. Vinous and red berries. Real sharp edge to it. As I I acclimatise to it the honey sweetness comes through. Medium bodied. Slick. Flat carbonation. High astringent finish. Dry too. It's a sour. The Sahti inspiration seems to have been lost in translation, although with this tartness I'm using my sisu to get through it.

2.8
TBone (23484) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2020 Bottled 375 ml (PET Sessions)
Hazy amber colour, tiny off-white head. Tart vinegar, berries, light herbal notes. Medium-bodied. Super tart, mouthpuckering, Berryish, earthy flavour. Absolutely nothing to do with Sahti. Could be quite good but it is just way too tart.

3.9
Cheeseboard (2126) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2020
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2020 750ml bottle split at Arrogant Sour Festival held at Moor Brewery, Bristol 2019. Pours unclear orange amber with a tiny off white head. Aroma: sweet, sour, yeasty, juniper, spruce, herbal. Taste: moderate sweet, light tart, sour caramel, honey, spices, spruce, oak. Thin to medium body, very light carb, dry-ish earthy finish. Interesting & super complex


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